On an island where education and other passions seem to be divided by the concept of ‘job vs hobby’, Fgura United have made it their mission to bridge the gap and help students thrive in both areas.
This is because the Fgura Football Club will be offering free assistance to students, whether or not they are members of the club, as they prepare and sit for their benchmark examinations.
Students are being encouraged to go to Victor Calvagna Hall where students will be met by qualified educators and teachers to help them in completing their homework assignments. The initiative is being led by Fgura United president Larkin Bonnici, who set up such a programme five years ago.
The after-school programmes for youths as young as those in the Under-4 age group, the initiative seeks to help players in their technical, social and educational development whilst using football as they way to do it.
‘This way’ he said ‘we don’t see their technical development as an opportunity cost to their education but a complement to it.’ Other skills, ranging from leadership and communication, are also being fostered in the programme, to make sure kids are prepared for all scenarios in life.